Communicating risk through Expert hearing

In a hearing scenario, experts with different positions are asked to give their opinion about an issue to a representatives of the organizing institution (often a regulatory agency). Specific questions are asked to each of the experts and once every expert has had a chance to give an answer the organizing committee can try to reach a conclusion on the subject. Hearings are a good way of developing understanding about an issue but may not always allow for a conclusion or final decision to be reached. 




Adapted from OECD Guidance Document on Risk Communication for Chemical Risk Management

Source: Hatfield Consultants
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